Microsoft could release their next-generation mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8, if unnamed sources of PocketNow are to be believed. The site is reporting that Windows Phone 8-based devices could see a release much earlier than previously known.
Windows Phone 8, until now at least, was though to reach RTM in September, and not make its way into the market until November. NeoWin is also talking about it, where they've said:
Microsoft has given heavily guarded Windows Phone 8 handsets to developers that were identified as "star developers" or "VIP's" during the Windows Phone 7 lifecycle.
Most people kind of forget about Microsoft and their mobile OS amongst all of the Apple- and Samsung-related news. But, with Microsoft's ecosystem coming into play, and this play is about to have its curtains up very soon, things are heating up in the mobile device market very quickly.